Launceston Field Naturalists Club

The aim of the to encourage the study of all aspects of natural history and to support the conservation of our natural heritage.

The Club holds monthly meetings where guest speakers talk on an aspect of natural history and we conduct monthly field trips to study and better understand Australian natural history, with an emphasis on Tasmania and the north of the state in particular. The general public is welcome to attend.

The Club owns 60 hectares of covenanted land at Myrtle Bank and is the location of the John Skemp Field Centre which provides overnight accommodation. The property contains open grasslands, rain forest, wet and dry sclerophyll forest and water features, which are accessed via 12 walking trails. Many of the plants are named to allow a more detailed study of the flora. Ongoing projects for our volunteers on the property include revegetation, seed collection, track maintenance, eradication of weeds,  tree decline monitoring and monitoring the quality of the creek water running through the property. During our monthly "Skemp Day" we generally have a theme eg. fungi, orchids, water monitoring etc. The Club maintains an extensive library of books, posters and other resources as reference material for the education of members.

The Club has a formal partnership with other Australian and Tasmanian field naturalists clubs to assist with our aims and activities. We also have an informal partnership with local organisations and are currently involved with surveys of saltmarsh wetland life.

The Club's website has details of all meetings, field trips, Skemp Day's and participation in external group activities.

Regular Events:
Volunteers at Club's property every Tuesday and last Sunday of each month. Every Tuesday 9:30-3pm John Skemp Forest Reserve. Looking after the 80 ha property. Weeding, track maintenance, and other jobs. RSVP required. Contact Noel Manning [email protected] 0458030767

Primary Contact:

This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.

Name: Karen Manning
Mobile phone: (03) 6344 2277
Email: [email protected]


Upcoming events

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Monthly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details
Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 09:30 AM
John Skemp Forest Reserve

Join the Launceston Field Naturalists Club for their weekly working bee at John Skemp Forest Reserve. 

We will be looking after the 80 ha property with weeding, maintenance, and other jobs. 

RSVPs are essential, contact the organisers below! 

Event Details